During a Thursday morning news conference, Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino announced details on this year’s Derby Gala taking place Friday, March 24, 2017.
All of this year’s Derby Gala proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association in West Texas and Southern New Mexico as well as the Keep Memory Alive Organization.
“The Derby Gala is intended to open minds and hearts to Alzheimer’s disease,” says Ethan Linder, Director of Marketing for Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. “With this event, we also kick off the Derby Weekend which will offer a wide range of exciting events and entertainment for everyone.”
Also attending and performing will be Las Vegas legend Bob Anderson will also be performing at the Derby Gala.
Anderson is regarded by critics and peers alike as “the best singing impressionist of all time.” Both celebrities will be available to meet and greet Gala attendees.
Additionally, NBC’s “The Voice” contestant singer and songwriter Elia Esparza and musical group Amanecer will also be performing during the Sunland Derby Festival Weekend.
Keep Memory Alive Keep Memory Alive is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was created to increase awareness and raise funds for the research, management, and treatment of brain disorders.
Both the Alzheimer’s Association of West Texas and Southern New Mexico serve with the mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Derby Gala tickets start at $100 per seat and sponsorship starts at $1,500. Every ticket purchase includes: complimentary food and wine tasting, an opportunity to bid in silent and live auctions, celebrity meet and greet, and free valet parking.
For Derby Gala tickets and more information, click here.